In February 2020, a grant valued at $369,176 was awarded to Tamworth Regional Council for the construction of a Youth Training Café at Viaduct Youth Hub on the corner of Macquarie Street and Peel Street in Tamworth, NSW.

Shay Brennan Constructions won the tender for the multi-purpose café, and worked alongside WOTBox to be able to deliver the project. The structure is a made up of a 40ft shipping container, a 20ft container and 2 x 10ft containers that were fabricated off site and craned into position.  

The café will provide a range of accredited hospitality training programs and the young trainees will work across areas including; customer services, food handling, preparation and cooking, stock rotation, point of sale, small business skills and more.

As a social enterprise, the café will reinvest 100% of surplus into supporting and training young people in the area. Trainees will develop transferable employability skills, nationally accredited units of competency and structured workplace experience with the aim of enabling a successful transition to sustainable mainstream employment.